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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 4300 times:

While on easter holiday in Britain, I was contacted by the Norwegian newspaper Bergens Tidene (BT), a nationwide newspaper, who wanted to use this photo:


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It was used in a story about some bolts falling off the aircraft after hanging loose for 6 years or something.. (story not as important as the fact that they used my pic on nearly half the page  Wink ) And they agreed to pay approx £50 for it. Not bad for a first sale.

Link to story on newspaper website: http://www.bt.no/lokalt/bergen/article260711.ece (In Norwegian)

Thom@s


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User currently offlineSinkrate From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

Thomas

Congratulations on your first photo sale. Im yet to have any offers on any of my photos, probably im not that good at it yet  Smile.

Thanks

Michael Hossen


User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4197 times:

Congrats on the sale of your image Thomas! It's a great feeling to see your image in print!

I had two images printed in the UK newspaper the Metro on Monday from the London Marathon which was good to see.

Good luck with future sales.

Chris



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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

£50 FOR 1/2 a page! I heard those Norwegians were tight but........... Big grin

Anyway congrats and well done. You never forget your first time.  Wink


User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1671 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4173 times:
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Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 3):
You never forget your first time

Ian
Your first cover is the one you really remember !
Not done it with aircraft (yet) but have had a few others.
Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 3):
£50 FOR 1/2 a page!

There are UK companies out there paying GBP200 for 1/2 page, trust me.  Wink

Well done Thomas, glad you got a photo sold!



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4165 times:

Quoting INNflight (Reply 5):
There are UK companies out there paying GBP200 for 1/2 page, trust me.  Wink

Someone's being a bit cocky!  Wink  Silly

just messing mate! Your shots deserve all the publicity they get!

Chris



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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

En får gratulere da!

 Smile

/JM



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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

Quoting INNflight (Reply 5):
There are UK companies out there paying GBP200 for 1/2 page, trust me

...And French one's paying 300!
 Wink  Wink  Wink  shhh   silly 


User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4102 times:

Gratulerer da, Thomas !


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User currently offlineLennymuir From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 434 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

Well done Thomas!  champagne 

Though, don't go public again if you get Big One.

The Norwegian tax collectors might be a plane-spotters as well!

 alert 


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 4057 times:

Thank you all.

I understand they didn't pay as well as I thought they did. When the conversation first started, there were talks of "donating the photo", but as I hesitated to answer the woman on the phone went, "send us a bill for 500NOK". Alright, I thought to myself, and sealed the deal.  Smile

Thom@s



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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 11):
I understand they didn't pay as well as I thought they did

Hey Thomas, don't misunderstand the above postings - GBP 50 for half a page is extremely good for a newspaper!  Smile

It was just mentioned that there are others who are willing to pay more, but that's certainly not the rule.



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Ah, I see.  Smile

Still, after seing my photos get used for free (I tend to allow it given my name is credited), it is nice to see someone wiling to pay money for it. Though it was never my intention to get rich of photography.

Good thing I'm not trying to make a living out of it. Lets face it, £50 in 6 years is not much to live on...  Wink

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1300 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3999 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 13):
Still, after seeing my photos get used for free (I tend to allow it given my name is credited), it is nice to see someone wiling to pay money for it. Though it was never my intention to get rich of photography.

Congratulations, Thom@s!

I am sure that - to most of us - the money was not the most important, but it is the honor and pride that they picked your shot, you will never forget (and that's the fun part of it, which cannot be translated into money)!


Best regards,

Walter



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

Quoting Walter2222 (Reply 14):
but it is the honor and pride that they picked your shot, you will never forget

I wish I felt some of that...  Sad

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3488 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3837 times:

Do you sell your photos for a single and unique use or once sold, the buyer is free to use it as much as he wants ? Can you sell it several times to distinct users ?

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3783 times:

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 16):
Do you sell your photos for a single and unique use or once sold,

This is the way I prefer to do it, and that's how I imagined it would be in this particular case, although I didn't actually discuss that matter with the newspaper. If they wish to use my photo on a later occasion, it will be fine by me provided they credit my name as the photographer.

Still haven't received any money though... taking some time this.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
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